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Architect Designed Villa with pool set in Mature Gardens

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Large Villa with separate smaller Villa with garden to accommodate 12 people

Newly Built Architect Designed 3 Bedroom Villa with large pool, set in mature gardens with fruit trees and pine trees. There is a separate 2 bedroom house in the garden that can be included in the holiday rental for self- catering for large groups.

Each Bedroom in the 3 bedroom villa has its own en-suite bathroom, with the downstairs Master Bedroom having it's own access on to the terrace. One of the bedrooms upstairs has a balcony overlooking the pool. The other bedroom has a door opening into the mezzanine area with sofa bed that overlooks the large open plan living area.

The living area enjoys lots of natural light, with a large window at the back of the room and 3 patio doors to the front opening on to a large terrace. There is a woodburning stove in the living room, ideal for winter lets.

There is wi-fi and TV with all channels available. There is a printer available for printing off boarding passes for flights if necessary.

The kitchen is very well equipped with all new appliances including 2 ovens (a fan oven and a microwave combination oven), a fridge freezer, dishwasher, hob and double sink. The kitchen area has a patio door leading to the terrace. the washing machine is located separately off the hall.

The 2 bedroom house consists of 2 double bedrooms , one having an additional single bed suitable for a child. There is a large shared bathroom, with large shower.There are doors from each bedroom on to a shared balcony with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

Downstairs the open plan living area has a well equipped kitchen with hob,oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine. The living area has a TV for watching DVD's. The patio doors open on to a sunny terrace fully sheltered and private from the house.

The property provides self-catering for 8-12 people.

Places to see: Our villa is in a lovely rural setting close to a village with all amenities.

We are only 10 minutes from the Medieval town of Mirepoix with it's charming architecture. There is a lively market in Mirepoix every Monday that is well worth a visit.

Limoux is a bustling town 15 minutes away. Limoux is famous for it's fine local Sparkling wine - Blanquette and Cremant du Limoux. From January-March there is a carnival in Limoux with plenty of entertainment.

The Pyrenees can be seen in the distance and are spectacular both Winter and Summer.

There are fine restaurants in the area - Domane Gayda in Bruigarolles is just 5 minutes away. Mirepoix and Limoux have plenty of fine restaurants also.

Rennes le Chateau is south of us, a 20 minute drive.

The Medieval City of Carcassonne, 20 minutes away is worthy of a day's visit. The main City of Carcassonne also offers plenty of shopping.

If you wish to visit cities, Toulouse, Montpelier, Narbonne and Barcelona are all accessible by train.

Activities: The area is ideal for walking and cycling.

There is a Golf Club near St. Hilaire. Clubs can be hired for the day and there is a lovely bistro restaurant serving food all day. Even if you choose not to play golf, you will be made most welcome in the restaurant.

In Quillan, you can avail of watersports.

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Eileen Donnelly
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Eileen Donnelly

We built our home on a beautiful site in the Razes that we purchased in 2005. We spent many years completing the house and we visit our home in France as often as we can, work permitting. Our family are now grown up and visit us when we are there.

Eileen Donnelly purchased this villa in 2009

Why Eileen Donnelly chose Limoux area

The house is very well located, only 20 minutes from Carcassonne Airport, making it very accessible for short term breaks.

There are many lovely places to visit around the area- such as Limoux, Mirepoix, Fanjeaux .

What makes this villa unique

When we holiday there ourselves, we enjoy the 3 bedroom house with all it's comforts, both summer and winter. In winter, the house is very cosy with the woodburning stove and under floor heating. When extended family join us, we have lots of space with the separate 2 bedroom house in the garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very comfortable and well presented house in a beautiful area."

We found the house / gite combination suited our various age groups extremely well. Both were beautifully clean and well presented and made a very comfortable base for trips to the many places of interest nearby. When not out and about we enjoyed the sun and shade of the large peaceful garden as well as the pool. We loved our time here and hope to return.
Aug 2014
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Bellegarde-du-Razès Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , whb / fully tiled
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , whb / fully tiled
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , whb
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , whb
    Bathroom 5 in 2 Bedroom villa - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are fully tiled.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom in 3 Bedroom Villa - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 in 3 Bedroom villa - 1 queen , Double bed can be made up as twin if required
    Bedroom 3 in 3 Bedroom villa - 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as double if required
    Mezzanine - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Can sleep 2 people
    Bedroom 4 in 2 Bedroom villa - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 in 2 Bedroom villa - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 3 Large Double bedrooms with a mezzanine area. Each bedroom has its own en-suite. The master bedroom downstairs has patio doors opening on to the terrace. The double bedroom upstairs has a balcony overlooking the pool and garden. The en-suite bathroom off this bedroom has a separate bath and shower. The 3rd bedroom has twin beds so can be used as a double or twin room. There is a door from this bedroom to the mezzanine. This bedroom would be ideal for children as the mezzanine area can serve as a games room and has a sofa bed for extra sleeping accommodation. There is a second detached villa in the garden making up the extra bedrooms if required to accommodate up to 13 people. Upstairs you have a double bedroom and a second bedroom with a double and single bed . Both bedrooms lead on to a balcony overlooking the mountains. There is a bathroom upstairs with a large shower. Downstairs is an open plan living area and kitchen with patio opening unto the garden .
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Travel cot and highchair can be provided if required. The house is also suitable for elderly or infirm as the downstairs bedroom has direct access outside and has it's own bathroom. We ask you not to smoke in the house. However, you are welcome to smoke on the terrace.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Architect Designed Villa with pool set in Mature Gardens
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Quiet, relaxing, delightful holiday home

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We found Eileen the owner to be very helpful and flexible, due to a family wedding we arrived a day late and were able to stay beyond the set leaving time allowing us to avoid traffic delays. The house and gite were well equipped and the gardens large. It was great having ensuites to every bedroom in the main house as well as a separate toilet downstairs. There were fans in every bedroom which was very useful although we slept upstairs and had both the balcony and the window open at night so didn't use the fans. There must have been the odd mosquito around but there were very few, over the two weeks I got about 5 bites which was very good considering our bedroom windows were open. The trees in the garden which you can see in the pictures have grown considerably and as a consequence the ground is covered with pine needles, we found we had to sweep the patio on several occasions so as not to keep trampling them into the house. WE also found that we had to keep the cover for the pool on even if we were at the house and not using it otherwise the pool got a lot of leaves and needles in it. The pool is a good size and was wonderful on hot days, our only small complaint would be the pool cover which was a pain and took two people to take on and off despite there being a mechanical winder. The winder was not up to the job and needed lots of help, because of this we used the pool less than normal as the prospect of taking the cover off was not a pleasant one. During our visit Andy and Charlotte came once a week to clean and sort the pool, they were also a great source of information on places to visit.

The area is quiet and the village charming. You do need your own transport as there are no shops in the village, the nearest village is a 10 minute drive away and has a small convenience store, bakers and butchers. The best large supermarket we found was the Intermarche in Castelnaudary about 20 - 25 minutes away. Places we visited which we would recommend are Mirepoix, a lovely medieval town, has an excellent market on a Monday and a nice square with restaurants for an evening visit. We had an exception lunch at La Domaine Gayda, the food was amazing, the service exemplary and the surroundings stunning, an absolute must! Colleuire is a seaside village/town which is very picturesque, although a good two hour drive away it was worth it however it gets very busy so our top tip is leave early in the morning and have breakfast there.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oxford, UK

Beautifully equipped modern villas in Bellegarde

  • 5 of 5

This exceeded our expectations; having the second property allowed us to invite friends to stay with us in this beautiful, relatively unspoilt part of southern France. Every night we found delightful circular walks and the proximity to local markets and small towns made day trips a pleasure, when we could be bothered to drag ourselves away. We would certainly return.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Pinide

  • 4 of 5

The properties were all that the pictures suggested and the pool was great. Set in a lovely area of France with plenty to explore. Don't forget to try the Blanchette de Limoux, half the price as Champagne and just as good. Take a lonely planet or rough guide then you don,t miss out on where to go. A great all round family holiday . Jim Dewhurst

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Bellegarde

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at this property with a large family group.We thought the property was ideally suited for this as there was ample space for group activities as well as the opportunity for quiet time alone if desired. The house itself was very light and airy and the additional bathrooms were great. The property was very clean and well maintained and the large garden setting with, pool, fruit trees and ample birdlife was a really nice space to relax. Although it is not within walking distance of shops there are many choices to be made in the surrounding villages and towns. We also did some great circular walks in the very picturesque villages countryside surrounding the house. we would very happily recommend this property especially for a large group.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Bellegarde

  • 5 of 5

We can highly recommend this property. We had a large family group staying and the layout of the properties allowed areas for joint activities as well as space for those who wanted time alone. The additional bathrooms were a real bonus. We spent long tranquil evenings on the patio listening to the hooting of owlsl and other birdlife. We enjoyed some beautiful long walks through the surrounding villages and country lanes. We also spent lots of time around the pool relaxing in the lextensive garden with its abundance of fruit trees.A car is essential due to the location. Altogether a very enjoyable experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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A delightful weil equipped family holiday home

  • 5 of 5

The two houses not adjoining but near to eachother in the same grounds were just what we needed for our famly. We could make as much noise as we liked without disturbing anyone, or enjoy the tranquiiity when the younger members were asleep. It is well and thoughtfully equipped. The open plan living accommodation is light and airy with french windows on two sides (although these are not always easy to lock).The garden is big enough to play games in. There is rich rolling countryside with the vinyards of Minervois,old hill top villages, and some delightful towns . The owners are fortunate in having a very pleasant relative living locally, who looks after the place and knows the locality. It would be a kindness to the neighbours if wifi was installed; our teenage grandson spent much of his time outside the gates of a house further up the hill where he could get on line, but the owner was very tolerant. - Paul and Val Pelham.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted Paul and his family enjoyed their stay in our holiday home. We are at the moment installing wifi as we appreciate the importance for both adults and children alike. It will be installed early next season.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Belveze du Razes
Nearest Ferry
850 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
St Hilaire
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Belveze du Razes
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Carcassonne plage
Car: necessary

Situated in the Raze between Carcassonne, Mirepoix and Limoux. An hour's drive to Toulouse. There are a wealth of things to do in the area. Visit the markets in Mirepoix on Monday and Saturday in Carcassonne. Visit the town of Limoux, famous for the Blanquette the local ' Champagne'. Rennes le Chateau is a half hour's drive away. Take a drive to Andorra.


Rates & Availability

Bellegarde-du-Razès Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Apr 8 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $271.6

Price is per week and includes the following costs - changeover, a set of bed linen & towels. Provision of additional linen will include a laundry charge. Pool maintenance.
Price per week is for the villa and the smaller house, to accommodate up to a maximum of 12. The villa may be rented for smaller groups of 6 at a reduced rate. Enquire for details.

Booking is secured with payment of a non-refundable deposit - 30% of the total price.
The balance would be due 6 weeks prior to arrival, at which time a refundable security deposit of € 250 would also be required.
Payment is accepted in Euro or sterling by internet payment to owner's bank account.
Any bank charges incurred for international payments would be charged in addition to prices quoted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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